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Hearing Hoofbeats and Finding a Crab: A Case of Paraneoplastic Pemphigus As a Rare Presentation of Malignancy Recurrence

Case Presentation: A 58-year-old male with previously treated non-Hodgkin lymphoma and multiple myeloma was admitted with 3 weeks of progressively worsening mucocutaneous blisters. The initial pruritic blister was located on the right arm and progressively [...]

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Cardiac Arrest As the Initial Presentation of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

Case Presentation: A 33-year-old woman with no cardiac risk factors, who was 8-weeks post-partum with an unremarkable peripartum course, suddenly collapsed at a park. Bystander CPR was initiated and the initial cardiac rhythm, which was [...]

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Reactive Airway Disease: While Horses Are More Likely You Can Never Forget About the Zebras, Especially Zebras Named Strongyloides

Case Presentation: A 91-year-old Puerto Rican female presents with a productive cough for 3 weeks and progressively worsening shortness of breath for 1 week. Over the course of 1 year she was admitted to the [...]

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An Atypical Presentation of Extrapulmonary Pleural Tuberculosis

Case Presentation: A 61-year-old African American male with history of recent atopic dermatitis treated with topical corticosteroids presented with 4 days of fevers, night sweats and worsening exertional dyspnea. On admission, he was febrile with decreased left lower lobe breath [...]

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A Case of Non-Bacterial Thrombotic Endocarditis (Nbte). Often a Post Mortem Diagnosis!

Case Presentation: A 62 year old male with past medical history of DVT, prostate cancer diagnosed 2 years ago, presented to the hospital complaining of 1 day weakness in his left upper and lower extremities. [...]

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30-Day Readmission Rate for Patients Discharged with Sickle Cell Crisis: An Analysis of 369,103 Admissions

Background: Sickle cell crisis is a acute medical emergency, which may require management in the ICU. Sickle cell anemias are remarkable in their clinical heterogeneity. Some people remain asymptomatic in their adult life, whereas others [...]

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Implementing Guideline-Based Indications for Cardiac Monitoring at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Background: Cardiac monitoring (CM) is often overused, hindering patient mobility, triggering unnecessary cardiac testing, delaying appropriate discharge, and expending resources.  Purpose: To reduce the days that medical and surgical ward patients spend on CM without [...]

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Pilot of an Embedded Discharge Scheduler for a Patient-Centered Discharge Process

Background: At our medical center, there are 14,716 discharges annually from the general medicine services. Post discharge appointments are made by residents, nurse practitioners, and hospitalists. In a baseline survey, clinicians identified logistical barriers to [...]

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Parental Preferences for Discharge Education Support Individualization, Early Onset and Use of Teach-Back

Background: Discharge education initiated early and performed with teach-back has been shown to improve transition outcomes. However, little is known about parental discharge education preferences.  Our objective was to understand parental preferences regarding discharge education learning [...]

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